Ukraine Month in Europe | Malý Berlín

24.02.2023 - 18.03.2023

Evening with our neighbors (24.02.2023, 18:00)

The Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to rob and stop the lives of many. It forced some to leave their homes and seek refuge abroad. They also found safety and support in Slovakia. How do they live in Trnava? What stories did they experience during this year? What commonalities and differences do they see between their culture and ours? What stereotypes do they fight?

We will try to bring you closer to Ukrainian stories to get to know our neighbours more.

For this purpose, we called three regular visitors and one visitor to our Ukrainian events in Malý Berlín.

We will welcome NIKITA a student from the University of St. Cyril and Metodo, TETIANA who lectures cultural studies at the Ukrainian University in Ostroh,
OKSANA, who came to Trnava in March together with her children, is trying to restore a business destroyed by the war, and TAŇA came with her daughter from the Sumy region and now she works at FM Logistika in Sereď.

Entry: Free

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The Normal Life exhibition (24.02.2023, 18:00)

The Normal Life exhibition tells the story of everyday life in Ukraine, but mainly about how it has changed over the past year. Malý Berlín invites you to the exhibition, which we will open exactly on February 24, a year since the beginning of the large-scale invasion of the Russian Federation in Ukraine.

How can one work, attend school or engage in daily activities in an attacked country during blackouts and air raids? Is it possible to constantly adapt to the new reality and live normally?

The exhibition presents a selection of photographs by Ukrainian photographer Maxim Dondyuk taken in 2022 in the Kyiv and Kharkiv regions.

Maxim Dondyuk (1983) is a visual artist and documentary photographer. Since 2007, he has worked in the Ukrainian media as a photojournalist. In his work, he deals with topics related to history, memory, war and its consequences. He is the winner of several photography awards, such as Prix Pictet, Prix Photo La Quatrieme Image, Ville de Perpignan Remi Ochlik at Visa pour l’Image, Magnum Photos competition. In 2022, his photo was on the cover of Time magazine.

• opening: February 24 at 5:00 p.m
• exhibition concept and photo selection: Michal Klembara
• author of the texts: Mykhailo Glubokyi
• duration of the exhibition: 25 February – 2 April 2023

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Tik Tu Concert (18.03.2023)

During Ukrainian month in Europe, Malý Berlín (Trnava, Slovakia) will welcome the Ukrainian band Tik Tu. Circumstances of the past year took the band members to different countries of Europe. They will play in Trnava after a long break and enchant you with their music!

Formed in 2014, the band combines electronics with live sound, using samplers, flutes, violin, drums and bass in their performances. This is complemented by Natalia’s soft voice, who sings in Ukrainian, English and Lithuanian. Genre-wise, they move between folk, psychedelic pop, and trip-hop and their lyrics thrill with their poetic sensitivity.

They released their first album Shuma in 2016 and immediately became popular. It was considered one of the best albums in Ukraine. In 2015, the song All My Gods was named one of the best in the US charts by the online music magazine Stereo Embers.

In 2022, the band members founded the Musicians Defend Ukraine Fund, which helps musicians on the Ukrainian front.

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Date: 24.02.2023 - 18.03.2023

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